Developing women leaders

Great article from Kristi Hedges. Here’s an excerpt:

Give it to women straight. When Heath goes in to provide a leadership development program, she first delivers personalized feedback to the participants. The all-too-common response is: “I’ve never heard that.” The corporate culture in most companies doesn’t provide a consistent process for feedback. And women pay the price. According to Heath, feedback is akin to a GPS system that allows women leaders to modify their behavior. Heath has conducted surveys at organizations including law firms and banks, where male executives frequently say they dislike providing feedback to women because women expect lengthy explanations and can react emotionally. The men often elected to forgo the feedback.’

Rest of the article here:

http://www.womenentrepreneur.com/2009/08/create-leaders-without-breaking-the-bank.html

Let me know your thoughts. How does your company develop women?

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